A new paper “Three Decades of Research on Smart Cities” by Ayyoob Sharifi, Zaheer Allam, Bakhtiar Feizizadeh, and Hessam Ghamari, published in Sustainability 2021, 13, 7140, gives an overview of the structure and trends in the literature on smart cities. It is a bibliometric analysis and science mapping using VOSviewer and CiteSpace to identify the thematic focus of over 5000 articles indexed in the Web of Science.
The whitepaper “Understanding Resiliency: What It Means to be a Resilient City and Tools to Support” provides an analysis on the necessity for resiliency strategies and the challenges of implementing resiliency. Additionally it presents existent digital tools to support cities and territories to build more resilient, sustainable and safe places to live.
Soft computing for abuse detection using cyber-physical and social big data in cognitive smart cities
This study offers a systematic literature review on the use of soft computing techniques for abuse detection in the complex cyber–physical–social big data systems in cognitive smart cities. The objective of the authors is to define and identify the diverse concept of abuse and systematize techniques for automatic abuse detection on social media and real-time abuse detection using IoT.
The 2021 annual conference of the International Sociological Association Research Committee 21 on Urban and Regional Development will take place this week, from Wednesday 14th of July until Friday 16th of July 2021 on a virtual form. The theme of the 2021 conference is “Sensing and Shaping the City”.
The annual conference of Boston Area Research Initiative is starting today, April 30th, under the theme “Building Back Smarter”. The event is fully online and is marking the institute’s 10th anniversary.
ClimateOS is a platform created by ClimateView with the aim to support cities with climate action plans towards net-zero emissions. It is a platform addressed to cities, municipalities and regional governments.
The book review by Aharon Kellerman, University of Haifa, published in the special issue “Smart, sustainable and fair cities” of Geography Research Forum, vol. 40, 2020 points out:
“The concept of smart cities has become widely applied and studied as of the 1990s. However, this edited volume presents a rather fresh, challenging and even provocative
perspectives for smart cities.